Pooja Kanda is the grand colonial estate you’ve been looking for. Perched on a majestic hilltop in Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka, Pooja Kanda offers beautiful views of the surrounding tropics and a grand setting for entertaining your entourage. Built in Dutch colonial style, the five-bedroom villa features beautiful wrap-around verandas, verdant gardens and romantic canopy beds. Pooja Kanda’s name translates as “hill of worship” and indeed, this is the ideal setting for a soul soothing break from reality. Read our full review of Pooja Kanda.
US $345 /night
Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka – 5 Bedrooms
Pooja Kanda is a grand colonial mansion set on a hilltop, offering opulent historic charm, lush tropical views, a private pool and impeccable service.
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Pooja Kanda Overview
Sleeps: 10 guests
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- Private pool
- Media room
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Free Wi-Fi access
- In-room safe
- iPod dock
- Books & games
- Baby cot
- High chair
- Car seat
- Pool fence
- Stair gate
- Baby monitor
- Changing mat
- Breakfast daily
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Fruit basket on arrival
- Villa manager
- Security guards
- Extra bed (not allowed)
- Groceries at cost
- Menu available
- Spa services
Book within 30 days before arrival and receive 15% off.
Book at least 120 days prior to arrival and receive 15% off the standard rate.
Pooja Kanda Living
Rising up taller than the surrounding treetops, Pooja Kanda is the perfect mix of proud colonial design and luxurious modern elements to ensure comfort and relaxation during your stay. Below, the two-acre garden completely encircles the five-bedroomed house and the unique rock-outcropped swimming pool, giving ample room to take in the endless views of the beautiful natural landscape on which it sits.
Generously spilling onto the front veranda through multiple sets of elegantly arched doorways, the living room is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Furnished with a deeply cushioned sofa, the living room also features a pair of day beds that languish either side of a glass-topped coffee table and a table for four that sits to the far side of the room admiring the garden views.
Separated from the living room by a low wall is an intimate fan-cooled dining room with marble-topped table for eight that’s beautifully laid for sumptuous mealtimes. A second dining area is found on the back veranda beside the swimming pool where a hexagonal table for six is ideal for relaxed daytime dining. The kitchen is fully-equipped for any Western or Sri Lankan meals your heart may desire.
Pooja Kanda’s intimate air-conditioned media room features built-in sofa seating on three sides, topped with thick mattresses and cushions, facing a timber cabinet containing a generous 42-inch-screen TV with satellite connection and a DVD player.
Garden & Pool
Pooja Kanda’s tranquillity is further enhanced by a garden bursting with birdsong and enlivened by visits from inquisitive monkeys high up in the trees. The house comes with an eight-metre swimming pool with lounging ledge. Beside the swimming pool is a veranda furnished with sun loungers for topping up your tan under the warm tropical sun. To the far side of the swimming pool, across the top of a waterfall feature, is a small circular table in a verdant jungle setting. Stone steps just behind here lead up to the highest rocky outcrop where a built-in seat is designed for quiet moments.
Pooja Kanda Bedrooms
Pooja Kanda has five bedrooms. Four rooms have king-sized beds and one room has a queen-sized bed. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and three bedrooms on the first floor. Two extra beds are available for children aged between 2-11 years old at no extra cost.
Pooja Kanda’s master bedroom is on the ground floor. The room includes a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and shower.
1 King Bed
Bathroom (Bath + Shower)
The second bedroom is also on the ground floor. The room has a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower.
1 Queen Bed
The third bedroom is on the first floor. The room has a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower.
1 King Bed
The fourth bedroom is also located upstairs. The room has a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower.
1 King Bed
The fifth bedroom is the third room located upstairs. The room has a king-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower.
1 King Bed
Pooja Kanda Layout
Pooja Kanda is a five-bedroom villa that’s built over two floors. The ground floor includes the living and dining rooms, TV room and two bedrooms, including the master bedroom. There are three further bedrooms upstairs on the first floor. Pooja Kanda includes generous gardens and an eight-metre swimming pool.
Pooja Kanda Staff
Our personable staff team are dedicated to providing you with the best care possible from the minute you arrive so that you feel immediately at home. Recruited from the local area of Galle they tend to you in the traditional Sri Lankan way and take the time to satisfy your needs and expectations 24 hours of the day.
The villa supervisor (who lives offsite) is in charge of overall villa operations and staffing, and is on call to fulfill your individual expectations and preferences.
You didn’t think you would be expected to clean while enjoying time off did you? All of our villas include housekeeping to tidy up the villa, arrange the laundry services, wash up and simply make sure you don’t lift a finger whilst on holiday with the family.
Butlers are on hand everyday to assist with serving during meal times and attend to other guest requirements throughout your stay.
Our chef is in charge of satisfying your taste buds with her range of Sri Lankan and western cuisine.
Pooja Kanda includes 24-hour security.
Pooja Kanda is in Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka. The villa sits on a tranquil hilltop and you can reach Koggala Beach in a five-minute drive. The beach is lined with great restaurants, including Mumbo Jumbo Beach Restaurant and Oktoberfest. The villa is located close to Koggala Lake where guests can enjoy scenic boat rides. The villa is within a 30-minute drive of the UNESCO protected Galle Fort. It takes about 2.5 hours to reach Pooja Kanda from the airport.
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Need to Know
- Minimum stay: Low Season: 2 nights, High Season: 5 nights, Peak Season: 7 nights
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- A deposit of 50% of the total amount must be paid at the time of booking
- Final payment is required 60 days prior to arrival
- Check-in time: 2pm – check-out time: 12pm
- Late check out until 6pm can be arranged at half the rental rate (subject to availability)
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